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November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome the early music duo BEDLAM (www.bedlamearlymusic.com) back to the 1867 Sanctuary. “The magical duo BEDLAM” (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine) is Kayleen Sánchez, soprano, and Laudon Schuett, lute.
Bedlam is a 15th and 16th century colloquial term for the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, England. At the time it was an infamous psychiatric facility and an inspiration for artists and writers living around it. The term Bedlam eventually entered “everyday speech to signify a state of madness, chaos, and the irrational nature of the world” (Andrews et al. 1997, p.1-2, p. 130-131).
Recent engagements include the Phoenix Early Music Society & Arizona State University, Pegasus Early Music (Pegasus Rising), Concerts on the Hill, and the Rochester Early Music Festival. BEDLAM has been broadcast on Rochester’s WXXI, WWFM’s “Well-Tempered Baroque,” South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and Arizona PBS. They regularly present masterclasses and lectures at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and have presented at the Eastman Community Music School (NY), Glendale Community College (AZ), UNC Wilmington (NC), and Mary-Hardin Baylor (TX), among others. BEDLAM released its debut album, BEDLAM (Athyr Records) in 2015, and their latest album, Died for Love (Soundset Recordings) was released in June of 2017. A full touring schedule can be found on their website.
“Kayleen Sánchez’ wonderfully sensitive interpretations evoke the full sway of Sappho’s fervent, impassioned imagination. Indeed, Sánchez’ keen technical virtuosity manages to capture the finely shaded gradations of emotion that all three song cycles draw up from the well of human experience. Listen closely and you’ll discover that, long after the final syllable is sung, her voice still thrills along the spine.”– Sherod Santos
Kayleen Sánchez is an active performer, recording artist, and pedagogue. She is a founding member of the lute song duo BEDLAM. Recent BEDLAM engagements include the Phoenix Early Music Society, Pegasus Early Music, and the Rochester Early Music Festival. BEDLAM has been broadcast on Rochester’s WXXI, WWFM’s “Well-Tempered Baroque”, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and Arizona PBS. BEDLAM released its debut album, BEDLAM (Athyr Records) in 2015, and and their latest album, Died for Love (Soundset Recordings) was released in June 2017. BEDLAM’s active touring schedule can found on their website at www.bedlamearlymusic.com.
American composer David M. Gordon praised her performance of his music as “deeply moving and extraordinarily precise,” and dedicated a large-scale song cycle, “Mysteria Incarnationis,” to Sánchez and her husband, pianist Paul Sánchez. Kayleen is also featured on the CD Magus Insipiens (Soundset Recordings, 2016), performing song cycles composed by Paul Sánchez. She will be featured on the upcoming CDs West Meets East (Albany Records) and Music of George Morey (label TBA). She recently recorded Schubert’s Schwanengesang with pianist Johnandrew Slominski on a Viennese-style fortepiano. Their recording has been released on the Soundset label nd features ornamentation and other historically-informed performance practices. Sánchez received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. She is on voice faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.
“Schuett’s rhythmic sense is unparalleled…. a masterful performer….[and] a brilliant educator.” – Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC)
Laudon Schuett was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1986. His interest in music began when he taught himself how to play and read music on the guitar at age 11. While in high school, he attended Glendale Community College in the evenings, taking classical guitar courses and lessons under Chuck Hulihan. Laudon earned his BM in Guitar Performance under Frank Koonce at Arizona State University and later entered the graduate early music program at the Eastman School of Music, studying lute, theorbo, and performance practice under Paul O’Dette. Laudon completed his MM in Early Music (Emphasis: Historical Plucked Instruments) in 2010 and completed his DMA in the fall of 2013. In 2011, Laudon won the Lute Society of America competition and performed a winner’s concert at the Boston Early Music Festival that year. Laudon has also written an article for the Lute of Society of America on articulation and interpretation in Nicolas Vallet’s music, published in their quarterly. In the fall of 2011, he co-directed a performance of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis,” the first staged production in the Eastman School of Music’s new recital hall, Hatch Hall. Laudon has also been a guest lecturer and performer at Glendale Community College, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the Eastman School of Music, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is now an active performer in Durham, NC. Laudon is a member of BEDLAM, a duo with soprano Kayleen Sánchez. He also performs frequently with La Fiocco.
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